Capitol Hill Updates

  • ‘The president has signed all of the many CRA resolutions we’ve passed already, which overturned regulations that threatened everything from job creation to economic growth. The president will sign another CRA resolution today, one that will overturn a regulation that threatened to drive up costs for the millions of Americans who carry a credit card. It’s a regulation dreamed up by a government agency, the CFPB, that claims to protect consumers but seems to have found a way to actually harm them more.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the...
  • ‘President Trump continues to nominate smart, well-qualified, and impartial individuals to our nation’s federal courts. Justice Larsen, like each of the other nominees before her, was nominated on the basis of her belief in the rule of law and her commitment to apply the law fairly to everyone who enters her courtroom.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen: “Yesterday, when the Senate...
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND  On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 849 - Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Ways and Means Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee) Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke during the Senate Republican leadership press conference to underscore his support for distinguished University of Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Barrett, who has been nominated to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Despite Professor Barrett’s widespread support amongst colleagues and students, Blunt noted that she has been subject to inappropriate scrutiny due to her religious beliefs, which is prohibited under Article VI of the Constitution.   CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Full Remarks    
  • ‘Yesterday, the Senate advanced the nomination of Professor Amy Barrett, President Trump’s impressive nominee to be a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the first of four strong nominees to our nation’s circuit courts that the Senate will confirm this week. Professor Barrett’s experience as a distinguished law professor at the University of Notre Dame shows her qualifications to serve our nation on the federal bench.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor...
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3903 - Encouraging Public Offerings Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 1585 - Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Schweikert / Financial Services Committee) 3) H....
  • Washington D.C.– Chairman Steve King invites media to attend two events taking place tomorrow, November 1st, 2017. The first of these events is the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice 11:30 AM EST hearing on H.R. 490, the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017. Following the hearing, media are invited to attend a 1:00 PM EST press conference to be held at the House Triangle. Details for each event are provided below. King introduced H.R. 490 and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.   Heartbeat Protection Act...
  • ‘Our effort to confirm qualified judicial nominees this year would not be possible without the tireless work and effective leadership of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. To build on excellent work of his committee, I filed cloture last week on four well-qualified circuit court nominees. These nominees understand their as a judge is to put aside their personal preferences and instead decide cases based on what the law says. We’ll confirm all of them this week, no matter how long that takes.’  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following...
  • WEEK OF OCTOBER 30TH  MONDAY, OCTOBER 30TH  On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2921 - National Forest System Vegetation Management Pilot Program Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Cramer / Agriculture Committee) 2) H.R. 2941 - Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Abraham / Agriculture Committee) 3) H.R...
  •   Lankford: “Can you have a faith in America and live it?”   CLICK HERE to watch the video   WASHINGTON, DC –Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Senator Todd Young (R-IN),  Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a press conference to defend 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. In September, Barrett was challenged by Democrat Senators...